Our Reponse to Covid-19

As followers of Jesus we believe that loving our neighbor as ourselves is one of the most important things we can do. As such, our church community has been very conservative in our response to the COVID-19 epidemic. We went online and started Zoom worship as soon as public health officials suggested we not gather in March 2020. And we stayed online through the end of November 2021 in order to keep ourselves and our community safe. Once back in our church building for worship we used several mitigation strategies to limit community spread such as requiring masks and physical distancing inside our church building at all times. In January of 2022 with the omicron surge we returned online to Zoom worship in order to do our part to limit the spread of Covid in our community. As of February 2022 we have returned to hybrid worship (in person and online). Our church building mask mandate/requirement ended as of April 1st, 2023. We encourage those who are feeling ill to stay home and worship online with us. For those joining us in person we encourage you to use a mask as you feel comfortable and ask you to please mask up if you have been exposed to Covid in the past 10 days or are recovering from any illness. 

Based on the science, we highly recommend that all people who are eligible for a COVID-19 vaccine get their jab as soon as possible. If you have been fully vaccinated for more than 6 months we also encourage you to also get the latest booster shot to strengthen your immunity to the virus and prevent further transmission, hospitalization, and death. This is especially important with new and ever more dangerous variants continuing to spread.

The pandemic has changed us all. We weep for and honor the over 2,000 people who have died in our county alone. As we move into the future together we look to create a new "normal" where care for each other and the community around us is our highest priority.